The crowd went euphoric when Beyonce came on the stage at the MMRDA Grounds in Bandra, an upscale suburb, even as pyrotechnics and laser special effects enveloped her glittering white and red costume. Her famed 10-member all-woman band was accompanied by a couple of men this time.
As with any rock concert, the 15,000-plus crowds danced, jumped, sang and enjoyed to their hearts content as she belted out her evergreen number like 'No, No, Bill, Bill, Bill', 'Dangerously in Love' and others. The open-air venue with a 40-foot covered stage was packed almost to capacity.
The 10-time Grammy Award winner American pop star arrived here from Ethiopia Friday night as part of her 'The Beyonce Experience - 2007 World Tour'.
Lasting two hours, the Beyonce concert was organised by the Royal Challenge in partnership with the DNA Networks, which had brought singer Shakira to Mumbai March 27.
Beyonce, a member of Destiny's Child, released her first solo album - 'Dangerously in Love' in 2003, which won her five Grammy Awards.
The singer has also dabbled in Hollywood with films like 'The Pink Panther' and 'Dreamgirls'.